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Pakistani experts advocate for robust data-sharing at Cop28 in Dubai
December 07, 2023

Pakistan has emphasized consensus on an interagency data-sharing framework to improve warning system in the wake of seasonal floods.

The urgency was expressed by experts gathered for a panel discussion theme 'Using Data to Build Climate Resilient Cities in Pakistan' at 28th Conference of Parties in Dubai.

The experts included Secretary Planning Awais Manzur Sumra and Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik.

Taking part in the discussion, Awais Sumra highlighted his Ministry's efforts in "Data Governance", especially after last year's catastrophic floods. He underscored the need of weather forecasting in the country base on the National Disaster Management Plan which is developed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

In his remarks, Inam Haider Malik described the NDMA's evolving role and its recent advancements, including the commissioning of the National Emergencies Operation Centre which gathers data from various satellites for improved disaster response.